Faoi Spéartha Thír Chonaill ‘Under a Donegal Sky’
‘Under a Donegal Sky
New artworks by Glenties artist Johnny Boyle
An Gailearaí Gaoth Dobhair is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by accomplished Glenties artist Johnny Boyle. Johnny is well known throughout the county not only as proprietor of the Highlands Hotel but as a much loved and respected artist. Born in Glenties, Donegal in 1951 Johnny has been making art from an early age. He spent two years at the Dunlaoghaire College of Art in the early seventies but considers himself mainly self-taught. Johnny didn't start painting seriously until 1988 when he exhibited at The Mac Gill Summer School.
He paints, almost exclusively, landscapes; always trying new ways of expressing his feelings for the surrounding area of west Donegal in various media. As expected, these new works are exquisitely executed with flair and great skill. The scenes are of Donegal landscapes some familiar and some less so and are at affordable prices for that special present.
Johnny has exhibited extensively both in Ireland, Europe and even the United States. His paintings, especially his watercolours, are well regarded and sought after throughout Ireland and Donegal in particular and can be found in private collections throughout the world.